Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Focus on Youth Engagement

Mark your calenders! The much anticipated Focus on Youth Engagement Meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 11th.  We are partnering with the First Unitarian Church to bring this event to you, many thanks to them! 

The question is, how do we get youth involved?
In what? Our communities, our home faith communities, our close to home, sustainability issues.  
Why? The youth of today are tomorrows leaders, and can even be today's leaders when they set their hearts to something. Any age can make change. 

So, are you a youth leader, Pastor, Priest, Minster, worker, committee member, or volunteer?  Are you from a place of worship with a lot of youth, and want new ideas? Are you from a place of worship with few youth, and want to brainstorm?

Are you a youth who has ideas, or wants to see what we're about? 

Everyone is welcome!  Bring each other, team up,  (carpool), and lets start to Focus on Youth!

Tuesday, September 11th
First Unitarian Church
170 Dundurn Street South

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

National Student Summer Food Summit! Don't Miss the Deadline!

Registration Closes for the National Summer Food Summit by Meal Exchange on August 10th! It will be August 17th to August 19th at the University of  Toronto: is your school represented? A great opportunity for youth to learn about national food security issues, build leadership skills, and meet other youth.   Check out the website and tell the students and youth you know about it.

The goals of the National Student Food Summit are to:
- Provide delegates with a greater understanding of  food issues on a national scale and begin narrowing their focus to the local level.
- Strengthen the student voice by profiling students as leaders within the food movement and providing delegates with a stronger vision for the future of food on campus.
- Increase delegates’ understanding of food security: thoughtful action is only possible when people are fully informed.
- Provide delegates with a greater understanding of the 6 principles of the National Student Food Charter and their relation to food on campus.